According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away approximately 25 million tons of garbage during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period. That’s 25% more than average and accounts for 1 million extra tons per week.
The City of Springfield Environmental Services is asking people to deck the halls sustainably this holiday season.
“This year, we’re urging folks to make recycling and sustainability a part of their holiday traditions”, says the City of Springfield Environmental Services Sustainability and Market Development Coordinator, Ashley Krug.
The following seasonal items can be recycled or repurposed…
- Live trees
- Artificial trees
- Holiday decor
- String lights
- Food waste
- Household holiday recyclables
- Paperboard gift boxes and wrapping paper tubes
- Corrugated cardboard
- Plastic, glass & aluminum beverage containers
- Plastic food containers and metal cans
- plastic shopping bags
To learn more about how to create a more sustainable holiday season, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about where to recycle or donate your trees and Christmas decor, CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to read the full news release ‘Environmental Services encourages residents to make sustainable practices a holiday tradition‘ from the City of Springfield Environmental Services.
CLICK HERE to read the full news release ‘Recycling and repurposing options available for Christmas trees and décor this holiday season‘ from the City of Springfield Environmental Services.
For more information about the City of Springfield Environmental Services, CLICK HERE.